From children to adults, the individuals who sit in Kristen Rhoad's chair are all unique and so is their hair. Kristen customizes styles according to each customer's desires, which keeps her busy cutting cute bobs, clean hairlines, and face-flattering layers. She applies all-over color or highlights that brighten locks, and subdues frizz with keratin treatments.
Hair can easily style itself. But because it stubbornly refuses to, stylist Mandi Jessee picks up the slack with a diverse array of cut and color treatments. Clients may also request a frizz-reducing keratin treatment to simplify styling, or commemorate a special occasion with a perm, updo, or full-head shave.
From completing his first firearms training for the Marine Corps in 1994, Damien Ristaino developed a passion and respect for weapons. Still a gunnery sergeant in the reserve, he has earned awards for his rifle and pistol skills from the Marine Corps and built several firearms completely free of leftover parts from a Super Soaker. Now an NRA-certified instructor, Damien draws from his military experiences to train students in firearm handling, safety, and selection for sporting use and personal protection. He and his team of handpicked instructors teach beginner and experienced students alike, ingraining pupils with knowledge of their pistol's parts along with shooting fundamentals and basic defensive shooting skills. Through a partnership with local ranges, Damien and his colleagues split their courses between time in the classroom and hands-on sessions on the range.
Skinny's Mobile Detailing & Pressure Washing hauls their supplies to driveways and parking spaces to remove interior and exterior dirt from cars. Trained techs bust out soap, vacuums, and protectants onsite, which they generously apply to the finish, seats, and vinyl to give the car a like-new glow.
PestPlus works with customers to customize pest-, rodent-, and termite-control systems to meet both the needs of properties and the sizes of budgets. Customers can schedule bimonthly, monthly, or quarterly treatments, and include add-on services such as moisture barriers, which can help prevent termites from reaching homes’ foundations.
Located on a 100-acre island with surrounding forest in the Catawba River, Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour boasts ziplines up to 900 feet long cut a narrow path through the canopy, ferrying riders from treetop to treetop on tours that last up to 3.5 hours. Day and nighttime tours start atop a 70-foot tower that overlooks the 100-year-old oaks and dense foliage. Tours then descend on a series of up to nine separate ziplines, each connected to the other by nature trails suspension bridges.